5/06/2015

Blog Tour ~ Vibrizzio by Nicki Elson Guest Post


Welcome to My Book Snack's stop for the Vibrizzio by Nicki Elson blog tour! Today we have a guest post and tour-wide giveaway!


Traveling with Nicki Elson

Lyssa and Hayden go on lots of business trips together in VIBRIZZIO, so Grace asked me to tell you about my most memorable travel experience. I’ve been to all of the cities in the story, also on business like Hayden and Lyss, but none of those experiences are as memorable as the time I was stranded at a small train station in Parma, Italy.

After 24 hours of nothing but trouble with planes, trains, and automobiles, my sister and I missed yet another connection at the Parma station. Nobody there spoke English. We don’t speak Italian. Nor did we prove very adept at reading Italian train schedules. You see the problem - how were we ever going to get to La Spezia and from there to Vernazza on the Ligurian Sea to finally start enjoying our trip?

Italian phrasebook to the rescue! My sister and I searched through the book for the words we needed to ask the ticket man when the next train to La Spezia would leave and from which track. We waited in a long line to get to the front and read from our carefully transcribed Italian sentence. Then he answered us. You see the problem again, don’t you? We don’t speak Italian so we had no idea what he’d said!

Thinking quick, my sister wrote down what his words sounded like and we stepped out of line to again consult the phrasebook. Putting his sentence together, we found we had more questions, so we looked up the words, wrote them down, waited in line, and wrote quickly as he answered back. I don’t remember how many times we rinsed and repeated, but I wish I’d taken a picture of that darling ticket man who laughed every time we came to his window.

With his patient help, we eventually get our info and went on to have an amazing trip. There was plenty of good wine, spectacular views, and friendly locals, but isn’t it funny how it’s the mishaps that often end up being the most memorable moments? The other stories I considered telling you were the Tale of the Busted Knees, The Literal Hole in the Wall, and The Time We Got Locked in a B&B.  ~Nicki Elson

That really sounds like a wonderful trip to Italy, Nicki. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this memory with all of us. ~Grace

Vibrizzio by Nicki Elson
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: April 21st 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis:
Lyssa Bates doesn’t need a man. Not when the world is fully-stocked with double A batteries and a wide array of options in Amazon’s health and sexual wellness category. After yet another failed relationship, the twenty-six-year-old investment analyst is convinced that real guys aren’t ever going to live up to her expectations—so why should she bother with them? She’s determined to keep her dating life purely electronic…though she occasionally fantasizes about Hayden King, the delicious new associate she just got partnered with at work.

While Lyssa manages her romantic risks by deleting men from of the equation, the ever-charming Hayden protects his heart by diversifying his love life across multiple women. As the two young professionals travel together around the country for business, their flirty working relationship develops into a close friendship that hurtles toward something more. Between hot tub confessions in Baltimore, an accidental kiss in Dallas, and an all-nighter in Chicago, Hayden proves himself to be better than any fantasy.

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AUTHOR BIO:
Writing wasn't something Nicki set out to do; it just sort of happened when she realized writing reports was by far her favorite part of her investment consulting position. She traded stock allocation and diversification for story arcs and dialogue and now weaves her creative writing time in with the other activities of her busy life with her family in the Chicago suburbs.

Nicki writes with two goals in mind: #1 to keep the characters realistic, even when their circumstances are anything but, and #2 to make the reader feel. Watch for her new title Vibrizzio, coming in 2015 from Swoon Romance. Her published works include Three Daves, a light-hearted romantic romp through a 1980s college campus, Divine Temptation, a romantic novel of angelic proportions, and Hans & Greta: a Twisted Fairy Tale Novella. Her published short stories include “Sway” (available as a single), “I Don’t Do Valentine’s Day” (part of A Valentine Anthology), and “Impressionism 101” (included in the debut issue of Insatiable: The Magazine of Paranormal Desire

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